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I’m passionate about building innovative products on the web keeping good design in mind. I like learning new technologies, and contributing to open source.
Hey! I’m Akash, a creative 23-year-old who loves building products with code.
I have always been curious about how things work since my childhood. This curiosity led me to the world of programming and computer science. When I was 16, I tried writing a script to automate a repetitive task while creating 3D graphics in a software called Blender. That’s when I learned Python - to automate tasks for saving time, which made me feel like a superhero!
I constantly learn new and exciting concepts in computer science and web development. I try applying these concepts to solve real-world problems. A few technologies I enjoy working with:
- CSS (Tailwind CSS)
- React, Next.js
- Postgres + Prisma
- Go 🌱
Projects I’m the most proud of
I love building products that solve problems. I take pride in looking at things from end users’ perspectives and working backward to create compelling experiences.View all projects
Having built so many products, I looked for ways to make videos of my products that I could post online. Screen recordings worked, but they weren’t catchy enough on social media. And that’s why I built Slant it!
Slant it is an easy-to-use 3D product video maker from simple screen recordings. It has various features including smart music beat detection, dozens of 3D animations, and more spread across free and pro plans.
A peer-to-peer file-sharing web app I built to solve a problem I faced while transferring files from my phone to my laptop without having to upload files to a cloud account or download specific file-sharing apps.
Blaze became the #1 Product of the day on Product Hunt and gets about 900 weekly views. DigitalOcean is sponsoring the infrastructure for this project. Technologies I learned while building Blaze:
An image-to-color palette generator I built to learn the Rust programming language and WebAssembly. The project also introduced me to various clustering algorithms and I further expanded it to a full-fledged product that anyone can use to create visually appealing color palettes.
A productivity tool I built to manage a lot of tabs open on our browser. UnTab provides a beautiful search interface to search tabs, bookmarks, history and also perform quick actions with just a few keystrokes.
I built UnTab in the FOSS Hack 2020 and it was one of the winning projects. UnTab is available as an extension for both Chrome and Firefox. UnTab has a powerful themes and plugins API that makes it possible for anyone to extend UnTab’s feature set.
I give talks to share my experience and learnings with the community and network with like-minded peers. This quote keeps me going — “The best way to learn is to teach”.View all talks
Fresh from my blog
I document my learnings on my blog with the hope that it will help fellow curious developers like me. I always come out with more understanding of the topic than I originally started with.View all posts
Let’s get in touch
I’m open to hearing about new opportunities. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a question, or just want to say hi!